Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Champaign- IL http://www.zillow.com/advice/Champaign-IL/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate On "my own" again,. Just can't wait to get on "my own" again... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/On-my-own-again-Just-can%27t-wait-to-get-on-my-own-again/589086/ I'm on social security disability getting approx 800$'s/month as well as 147$'s snap (well the facility gets it all except for 90$'s I get, that's equivalent to 3$'s a day... Meaning in a year that's 1,080$'s hhhhaaa a a I can't handle that!!! I've been in Champaign for a year &amp; now 2days. I'm looking for my best option, rent w/all my ss (meanwhile I've applied for jobs over the last 6months &amp; still have yet to obtain one) though I am also an artist &amp; quite the craftsman on carpentry in hopes that it will suffice for another mere source of income till I find a proper fitting job of sorts. Though doing simple pallet projects as well as my art &amp; gardening in a Supportive Living Facility. My other option is the FHA purchasing of a home utilizing my ss &amp; snap job/arts etc. My true goal is to be potentially off state funding, when the timings right?! Yet the housing market is more fitting for cost of living for me compared to DuPage County where I'm originally from,. Where my ss wouldn't float &amp; I would sink!!! I want to know what truly is my best option, rent yet not be able to utilize my skills to add custom work/craftsmanship/gardening to a house I don't own?! Purchase a house that I can articulate to create a custom abode of something anew &amp; indifferent of more my style, yes a long term investment,. Though also an investment on me being considered "able body" to do things I have a natural knack for gardening, carpentry, art, cooking etc. all things state facilities hinder me upon this cage of sorts, I need to break out &amp; unleash my talents. Yes my friends &amp; family are up north as well as west coast, hence I've taken the train to Union Station to Ogilvie to visit Chicago &amp; the Burbs,. I'm within arms reach or a group of friends/family driving a bit south too. I want to shed my true colors &amp; not the grey/gray dwelling I've dealt with for nearly 2.5yrs thus far going though the system &amp; I want to use it outside facilities to show some light &amp; bring me into the community<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 30 May 2015 15:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/On-my-own-again-Just-can%27t-wait-to-get-on-my-own-again/589086/ 2015-05-30T15:35:00Z Looking to meet with a real estate agent in Champaign, IL http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-to-meet-with-a-real-estate-agent-in-Champaign-IL/507825/ I have lots of questions about buying and selling in Champaign, IL. I contacted a few different area real estate agents and never heard back from them (maybe because it was the week of 4th of July). Can someone recommend an agent in the area who would be willing to sit down, face to face, to help me figure out my options? Thanks in advance.<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-to-meet-with-a-real-estate-agent-in-Champaign-IL/507825/ 2013-08-20T20:59:00Z Selling when you are underwater http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-when-you-are-underwater/498723/ My husband and I are underwater on our home. We were able to refinance through the HARP program, so that should help some. However, we have been in our 2 bedroom, 1 bath house for six years and we would really like something bigger. We are about $11,000 underwater. Any advice for how to move forward? We have thought about buying a new home and renting the one we are in right now, but that seems like a risky move. So are we stuck in this house or what?&nbsp;<br \><br \>7 replies Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-when-you-are-underwater/498723/ 2013-06-24T16:23:00Z Buying without savings http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-without-savings/500028/ Is it possible to buy a house without a down payment? We own a small house and would like to buy a slightly bigger house and I have excellent credit, but we have no savings.<br \><br \>11 replies Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-without-savings/500028/ 2013-07-02T16:07:00Z how dose the price get determined http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-dose-the-price-get-determined/492757/ 4 replies Fri, 17 May 2013 08:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-dose-the-price-get-determined/492757/ 2013-05-17T08:43:00Z Is it wise to buy a house of 7 yrs old when it is bought for investment purpose? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-wise-to-buy-a-house-of-7-yrs-old-when-it-is-bought-for-investment-purpose/357647/ We are planning to buy a house in Champaign,IL. We recently saw one house which is 7 yrs old. We are confused whether to buy or not because we might move from this place after 5-7 yrs and then the age of the house would be 12-14 years. What would be the appreciation of the house. Please advice if it is wise to buy a house of 7 yrs old when it is bought for investment purpose.<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-wise-to-buy-a-house-of-7-yrs-old-when-it-is-bought-for-investment-purpose/357647/ 2010-07-13T20:20:00Z